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Top 5 Places to Beat the Heat in Cabarrus County

Jul 06, 2016 06:36PM ● By Melanie Heisinger

Kannapolis Recreation Park

As we near the hottest part of the summer, cooling off becomes a major priority. We've compiled a few local spots that are a fun way to beat the heat this summer. 

Camp T.N. Spencer Park Pool


3155 Foxford Road
Concord, NC

This 50 acre park was dedicated in 2003, the result of a partnership with the Cabarrus Boys and Girls Club. The area had been operated as a private summer camp since the late 1940’s. 

There is a swimming pool that is open Memorial Day through Labor Day each year.  

Adults (ages 14-65): $5 entry; Children (ages 6-13): $3 per day; Children 5 and under FREE.

Kannapolis Recreation Park

(704) 932-9734

2225 Fowler St 
Kannapolis, NC 28083

Kannapolis Recreation Park offers not only a newly renovated pool to enjoy, but water slides and kiddie pools, as well. Their pools are open through September 5th, so enjoy while you can! 

Adults: $10 Day Pass; (includes access to all amenities); Children under 2 are free. Membership passes available. Visit their website for more information.  

Concord City Pool

(704) 785-8105 

151 Academy Ave NW 
Concord , NC 28025

Join in the fun at the John F. McInnis Aquatics Center.  Located at 151 Academy Avenue, NW in Concord, the Aquatics Center offers both child and adult swimming lessons, water aerobics and public swim.  Swimming is open to the general public.  Patrons must purchase a Privilege Pass I.D. in order to swim. 

$10 Individual Privilege Pass ($5.00 City Resident Discount)
$30 Family Privilege Pass ($15 City Resident Discount)
Family Season Pass - $100.00 ($25 City Resident Discount)
Individual Season Pass - $55.00 ($10 City Resident Discount)

Village Park Splash Pad

Photo courtesy of the
Splash Pad Facebook Page
(704) 920-4343

740 W C St
Kannapolis, NC 28081

The Village Park splash pad is an aquatic recreation feature that offers endless combinations of interactive play through water that is sprayed, dumped, and poured from the play products that create the play equipment. The splash pad is designed for users of all age groups and abilities and although there are various types of play that require different levels of developmental skills, water is still the main element of fun. 

Season passes are available for $45 per person for residents and $55 for nonresidents. 
You can purchase twenty admissions for the discounted rate of $16 or ten admissions for $8.50. Visit their website for more details about the Splash Pad and pricing. 

Frank Liske Park


4001 Stough Road
Concord, NC

Located in the central part of Cabarrus County, this beautiful 238 acre park used to be a working farm for Stonewall Jackson Training School. Park amenities include a 10 acre lake for fishing and paddle boating, picnic shelters, picnic sites, horseshoe pits, and more. 

Visit their website for paddle boat pricing and more. 

What's your favorite place to beat the heat during the summer? Let us know by contacting us!

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